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Photo of the Day: Taipei MRT warns against 'twalking'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) has launched a campaign to discourage passengers from staring at their mobile phones when walking through stations after over 70 inju...

Kaohsiung MRT receives bomb threat before Taiwan president’s visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung police have reportedly found the IP address that was the source of an anonymous bomb threat left on the Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) website. The messag...

New Taipei to launch upgraded YouBike 2.0 service in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei will officially launch the "YouBike 2.0," an upgraded version of the original YouBike 1.0 system, in October, the city government said Monday (Aug. 30...

15,900 parking spots for scooters at Taipei MRT stations no longer free

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning Aug. 30, scooter riders will have to pay to park their vehicle at the 15,900 spaces near Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations, reports said Thursday (Aug. 26...

7 COVID cases traveled extensively on 4 Taipei MRT lines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's health department from Tuesday through Thursday (Aug. 17-19) revealed that seven recently confirmed COVID cases had traveled on four of the city's major M...

COVID case took Taipei MRT's green, red lines from Aug. 7-10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's health department on Wednesday (Aug. 11) announced the movements of two confirmed COVID-19 cases at restaurants and MRT lines between Aug. 7-10. The health...

Confirmed COVID case took Taipei MRT from July 28-Aug. 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's health department on Sunday (Aug. 8) announced that a confirmed COVID-19 case took the orange, green and red lines of the Taipei MRT from late July to the fir...

Taipei bus driver diagnosed with COVID after working 3 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei bus driver worked for three days on a long bus route before being diagnosed with COVID-19, reports said Friday (July 16). Bus 218 services a route between the ...

Taipei MRT intensifies anti-COVID measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of domestic COVID cases keeps rising, Taipei’s Mass Rapid Transit system has intensified its campaign to prevent infections on its trains and in statio...

Taipei Metro ridership drops 40% on Monday amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Morning rush-hour ridership on the MRT in Taipei and New Taipei City dropped by over 40 percent on Monday (May 17) compared to the same time period a week ago amid skyrock...

Taipei MRT launches card that makes train noises for 25th anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Taipei’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system will launch a special card featuring a train that makes noises and flashes its headlights...

Taipei MRT fines belligerent fare jumper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has given a female passenger a fine of NT$15,000 (US$517) for fare evasion and assaulting a transit worker, CNA reported. The fi...

Employers turn to middle-aged workers as Taiwan population ages

Employers in Taiwan are increasingly turning to middle-aged and senior workers as the country ages rapidly, on the back of a shrinking population caused by a falling birth rate. In 2020, Taiwan reg...

Taipei Metro condemns AV company over mock MRT for adult films

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro on Monday (Jan. 25) condemned an adult video platform for launching a series of movies filmed on a set made to imitate Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train c...

Taiwan’s GoShare expands service to Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Electric scooter-sharing platform GoShare Taiwan Ltd. expanded its services to Kaohsiung on Thursday (Jan. 21). An initial 700 electric scooters are available for use i...